Alija Izetbegović

Military Commander

1925 – 2003

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Who was Alija Izetbegović?

Alija Izetbegović was a Bosniak politician, activist, lawyer, author, and philosopher who in 1990 became the first President of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He served in this role until 1996, when he became a member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, serving until 2000. He was also the author of several books, most notably Islam Between East and West and the Islamic Declaration.

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Born
Aug 8, 1925
Šamac, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Also known as
  • Alija Izetbegovic
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Islam
  • Sunni Islam
Ethnicity
  • Bosniaks
  • Bosnians
Nationality
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
Profession
Education
  • University of Sarajevo
Lived in
  • Sarajevo
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
Died
Oct 19, 2003
Sarajevo

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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